Frequently Asked Questions
Hypnosis is possibly as old as mankind. The old myths and misconceptions about hypnosis have given way to proven, scientifically sound applications. Today hypnosis is being used in a variety of different fields including: medicine, education, law enforcement, professional sports, and dentistry. Most people have misconceptions about the positive results that can be achieved by a professionally trained hypnotist. We would like to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions and explain how hypnosis really works and what kind of results you can expect.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a very normal and natural altered state of consciousness (an altered state of awareness), one we all experience from time to time in which the mind remains clear, alert and focused on something. Have you ever "become really absorbed" while watching TV? Or driven to work on "auto pilot?" That's the same kind of altered state as hypnosis and it's actually very normal and very pleasant. Some people ask if they've really been hypnotized, just because it feels like such a normal state and they were expecting something very strange. The zombie-type states you see depicted in movies and on TV are pure fantasy.
How does it feel to be hypnotized?
It feels great! Hypnosis is a natural state that feels just like before you are about to fall asleep at night or in the morning before you wake up, you are not quit asleep you are not quite awake, you are in a kind of a drifting state. You just feel as if you are relaxing in a very comfortable space with your eyes closed. You can hear everything–my voice, the sounds in the room and outside the building, and you are still able to think. Think about it - your unconscious mind uses the same set of ears that your conscious mind hears with! You are aware of your surroundings and in control at all times.
How do I know if I can be hypnotized to stop smoking?
Everyone can be hypnotized but one has to be willing to be hypnotized. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, which means if you want to do it, you can. The very small minority of people who have difficulty in a session are usually those who don't really want to be hypnotized or are pressured be someone else to go. Sometimes they can’t relax and let go enough (perhaps fearing loss of control, which we know is a myth, or resisting because they were pushed into it) to go with the experience. Some things you can do to increase your ability to go under hypnosis easier and faster are practicing meditation, visualization, and yoga or relaxation techniques. However, everyone of normal intelligence with an IQ 70 or above can be hypnotized.
How much does a smoking cessation session cost?
The cost of our smoking cessation program is very little, especially when you consider what smoking is costing you. Besides the cost of cigarettes, consider how much more money you are spending on things like dry-cleaning, insurance, teeth whitening, increased medical bills and many other related costs. If you want to stop smoking, the cost won't matter. When you decide to be a nonsmoker, it will be like giving yourself a raise of a few thousand dollars per year or like making an investment that keeps returning 400 to 1,000%, year after year. When you stop smoking, you will save more than just money, you will add several good years to your life.
What is included in your stop smoking program?
Everyone that books a stop smoking session also receives 13 additional hypnosis CD’s/mp3’s for FREE($260 value):
1. Weight Loss Hypnosis
2. Improved Study Habits Hypnosis
3. Stress Relief Hypnosis
4. Unstoppable Self Confidence Hypnosis
5. Stop Smoking Hypnosis
6. Power Focus For Concentration Hypnosis
7. Improve Memory Hypnosis
8. Stress & Anxiety Relief Hypnosis
9. Develop Psychic Powers Hypnosis
10. Mind Power Secrets Hypnosis
11. Sounds Of Nature - A Tropical Rainforest
12. Sounds Of Nature - Soothing Waterfalls
13. Procrastination To Motivation Hypnosis
Is the cost of the smoking cessation program tax deductible?
Yes! Check with your tax professional.
How many sessions will I have to sign up for to quit smoking, and how long are the hypnosis sessions?
For most people just one session is enough! About 85% of people who come to our SF office will need just one session and about 15% of people need another session or more support over the phone. With our system, you only come for one session, which lasts about 90 minutes, however we stay with you to make sure that you stay a permanent nonsmoker. That's it! Other smoking cessation programs may require supplements, prescription medications, or NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy). With us, one session is all you'll need to be a nonsmoker. Our system is the most effective smoking cessation system available in San Francisco Bay Area.
What happens if, for whatever reason, I make the mistake of smoking cigarettes again, even if it's in two years?
Our service is guaranteed. If for any reason you need more help feel free to call for support over the phone or book another appointment at no charge. As we mentioned, it does not happen very often but we are here for you if you for as long as it takes for you to be successful and quit smoking permanently.
How soon can I begin realizing the benefits of being a nonsmoker?
Immediately! The first thing you notice is how great you feel about yourself for being a nonsmoker. Within 48 hours, nicotine is eliminated from your body. Within a few days you notice that good food tastes even better. Within a few weeks to six months, your circulation improves. After one year, your risk for heart attack becomes half that of a smoker. The benefits keep accumulating, day after day, month after month, year after year once you stop smoking.
You Can Stop Smoking in 3 Easy Steps:
• Call us NOW: 1.800.YAO.HEAL (800.926.4325) or 415.310.7071
• Make an appointment. We book 1-3 weeks out, so make your appointment TODAY
• Keep That Appointment - From that moment on, your smoking problem is solved